Concacaf Nations League: USA vs. Mexico – Lineup, program and TV channels

USMNT vs. Mexico
2022-23 Concacaf Nations League Semi-Final No. 2
15 June 2023
Allegiant Stadium; Paradise, Nevada
Kickoff: 10pm ET on Paramount+, Univision
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Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Mexico: 1-Matt Turner, 2-Sergiño Dest, 4-Chris Richards, 5-Antonee Robinson, 6-Yunus Musah, 7-Gio Reyna, 8-Weston McKennie, 10-Christian Pulisic (Capt.), 12-Miles Robinson, 20 -Folarin Balogun, 21-Tim Weah

Replacements: 13-Drake Callender, 18-Sean Johnson, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 9-Ricardo Pepi, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 14-Luca de la Torre, 15-Johnny Cardoso, 16-Alan Soñora, 17-Alex Zendejas, 19 -Joe Scally, 22-Taylor Booth, 23-Auston Trusty


  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Christian Pulisic (59), Weston McKennie (44), Antonee Robinson (35), Tim Weah (30), Matt Turner (27), Sergiño Dest (26), Yunus Musah ( 26), Miles Robinson (22), Gio Reyna (19), Chris Richards (9), Folarin Balogun (1)
  • USMNT Starting XI Concacaf Nations League Cap Numbers (including this match): Weston McKennie (11), Christian Pulisic (8), Sergiño Dest (5), Gio Reyna (5), Antonee Robinson (5), Yunus Musah (4), Matt Turner (4), Tim Weah (3), Miles Robinson (2), Folarin Balogun (1), Chris Richards (1)
  • USMNT Starting XI Caps vs. Mexico (including this match); Christian Pulisic (8), Weston McKennie (6), Miles Robinson (5), Tim Weah (5), Sergiño Dest (4), Antonee Robinson (4), Yunus Musah (3), Gio Reyna (3), Chris Richards (2), Matt Turner (2), Folarin Balogun (1)
  • Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI has an average age of 23 years, 327 days and has an average of 26 caps and 17 appearances in official competition.
  • Almost a month to the day since his transfer request was approved by FIFA, forward Folarin Balogun will make his international debut for the USMNT in tonight’s semifinal.-
  • Balogun is the second USMNT player in the modern era to make his debut in official competition against Mexico, joining defender Henry Kessler, who was a sub during the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Final, also at Allegiant Stadium. He is also the first USMNT player to make his international debut in official competition against Mexico since Juli Veee debuted in a World Cup qualifier against the three on October 15, 1976.
  • Chris Richards makes his first USMNT appearance since January 30, 2022 in Canada.
  • Balogun and Richards will make their first appearances in a knockout round match for the USMNT.
  • Weston McKennie extends his streak of appearing in all 11 of USA’s Concacaf Nations League matches dating back to the start of the tournament in 2019. McKennie is also USA’s all-time scoring leader in the competition with six goals, to go along with three helpers.
  • Five of tonight’s starters appeared in the 2021 Concacaf Nations League final against Mexico. Sergiño Dest, Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna started the match, with Tim Weah coming off the bench in the minute.
  • Christian Pulisic is the captain of the USA for the 15thth time tonight. The 24-year-old is the 13thth player to wear the armband at least 15 times for the USMNT.
  • With his next goal, Christian Pulisic (23 goals in 58 caps) will tie Joe-Max Moore (24 goals in 100 caps) for sixth on the USMNT’s all-time goalscoring list. With 19 of his 23 international goals coming in official competition, Christian Pulisic would score in one of the CNL Finals games, he would become the fifth USMNT player to record 20 goals in competitive games. He is currently behind Clint Dempsey (41), Landon Donovan (38), Jozy Altidore (24) and Brian McBride (23).
  • Matt Turner and Miles Robinson were both part of the U.S. team that defeated Mexico 1-0 in extra time to lift the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup final at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Robinson’s 117th minute winner stands as the latest goal in USMNT history, while Turner made five saves to keep the shutout.
  • Robinson is one of four starters to have scored against Mexico. Gio Reyna, Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic provided the goals in the 2021 CNL Final victory before McKennie and Pulisic found the back of the net for the second time against the three in the 2-0 World Cup qualifying win on November 12, 2021 in Cincinnati.
  • The winner of tonight’s match will face the winner of the first semi-final between Canada and Panama in Sunday’s 2023 Concacaf Nations League Final. The loser will face the losing team from the evening’s second semi-final in the match for third place just before Sunday’s final.
  • In the event of a tie at the end of regular time, two 15-minute halves of extra time will be played. Should the match still be tied, the match will be decided by penalty kicks.
  • Five substitutions are allowed at three different moments. Pause does not count as a replacement moment. If the match goes to extra time, each team will be allowed an extra substitution.
  • Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used for all four matches at the Concacaf Nations League Finals.
  • The USA trails Mexico in the all-time series with a record of 22-36-17 The Tri, but has a 17-9-8 advantage since 2000.
  • This will be only the second semifinal meeting between the United States and Mexico in Concacaf competition, following a 2-0 USMNT victory in the semifinals of the 1991 Gold Cup. The previous nine matches between the USMNT and Mexico in Concacaf tournaments have all been finals.
  • This will be the 14thth meet in an all-tournament knockout match for the USA and Mexico, with Mexico advancing seven times and the USA six. Three of the last four knockout meetings between the two teams have gone to extra time.
  • Ivan Barton from El Salvador is the referee for tonight’s match. The USMNT is 4-0-1 in matches officiated by Barton, which includes a 2-0 defeat of Mexico in World Cup qualifying on November 12, 2021 in Cincinnati.

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